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Employment Opportunities

PAWS of Dearborn County has part-time positions available for friendly, outgoing, animal loving individuals. Applicants must be high school graduates or have a GED.

Our current career opportunities are listed below. If you wish to apply for any position, please stop by the shelter.


Kennel Technician:

Duties for Kennels

  • Perform daily cleaning of animal areas in accordance with established procedures
  • Monitor health and behavior of all shelter animals in your area.  Observe animals for signs of illness, injury, or unusual behavior
  • Work with Veterinary Technicians with surgery animals
  • Assist with incoming and outgoing animals
  • Provide food and water for animals in accordance with established procedures
  • Move animals throughout the shelter as needed
  • Take animals not allowed free run, on walks throughout day
  • Perform spot cleanings throughout the day
  • Give animals baths as needed
  • Perform daily cleaning of transfer cages, litter boxes, dishes and laundry
  • Assist with testing, and other duties as needed
  • Assist when needed with potential adopters/meet and greets
  • Clean Drains Weekly


  • When dog becomes adoptable, give a bath/nails trimmed
  • Notify veterinarian technician when nails need to be trimmed throughout stay at shelter


  • Give enrichment developing new ways to stimulate mental and emotional well-being of the animal.  Frozen Kong, toys, and pools are great activities
  • Taking Dogs for walks
  • Playdates with other dogs in shelter (Always Supervised)
  • Assist dog walkers with dogs that are allowed to be walked (Must be trained on procedures before dog walking)
  • Working with animals on basic training

 Other Duties as Assigned

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